PITTSTOWN, NJ — Picking peaches and pinching pennies has enabled QuickChek to continue to help fight food insecurity throughout the region.
A team of volunteers from the fresh convenience market chain’s corporate headquarters and support center in Whitehouse Station, NJ as well as local store team members picked peaches at America’s Grow-a-Row farm in Pittstown, NJ on May 19.
The time spent thinning the peach trees made a big impact in the community. The trees the volunteers thinned will produce roughly 21,000 pounds of peaches, the equivalent of 84,000 servings of peaches that will be donated to those in need of fresh, healthy food.
QuickChek’s impact will be further increased by its participation in a “Pennies 4 Produce” campaign in which company stores collected coins at store checkout between March 12 and June 4 to aid the Hunterdon County organization’s mission of positively impacting as many lives as possible through the planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering of free fresh produce.
Customers at company stores donated $67,000 during the campaign. For each $1 raised, America’s Grow-a-Row is able to provide five servings of fresh produce to those struggling with food insecurity.
The $67,000 raised equals 335,000 servings of fresh produce!
“As the first major retailer to embrace our Pennies 4 Produce program, QuickChek once again has raised the bar and serves as a perfect example of full-circle commitment when embracing the necessary corporate social responsibility values that not only support America’s Grow-a-Row and other local nonprofit organizations efforts, but more importantly it’s their clear focus that positively impacts the lives of thousands of families and individuals in need,” said Chip Paillex, President and Founder of America’s Grow-a-Row.
“We’re proud to continue our support of America’s Grow-a-Row in their mission to fight hunger and as always, we wish to thank our team members for giving so much of themselves and we also thank our loyal customers for their continued generosity in helping us help our neighbors,” said QuickChek Vice President of Marketing & Operations Don Leech.
“We join America’s Grow-a-Row in their belief that everyone deserves fresh food for healthy living.”
The iconic convenience store chain’s support has been an ongoing effort for many years.
In 2021, a team of volunteers harvested 26,660 pounds of cabbage at America’s Grow-a-Row, which was then distributed by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to local area families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Murphy USA, QuickChek stores provide local one-stop shopping where consumers can enjoy freshly prepared and made-to-order food and beverages; guaranteed fresh coffee; healthy snacks, drinks and salads; hot breakfast and more. QuickChek has 161 stores including 95 locations with fuel throughout New Jersey, New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island.
To learn more about QuickChek and its support of its communities, visit www.quickchek.com.
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